The Queen’s Nursing Institute is seeking the views of patients, carers and family members about the nursing care they have experienced in their own homes.
The responses, together with other evidence, will form part of a major report on home nursing to be launched by the QNI in the autumn.
The survey is targeted at patients that have experienced nursing care at home, or carers or family members who have observed nursing care being provided. However, the QNI says it hopes community nurses will encourage their patients to complete the survey.
QNI director Rosemary Cook said: “This kind of first hand, qualitative information is very important in helping us find out what works well in home-based nursing, and where improvements could be made.
“The survey runs until 16 September 2011 and we are keen to gather as much data as possible.”
The QNI’s report on nursing in the home will be launched at the House of Lords on 21 November. It forms part of the institute’s “Right Nurse, Right Skills” campaign. The anonymous survey can be accessed by clicking on this link.